For the 2013-2014 school year, the ‘Lopes are leaping to NCAA Division I! After back-to-back Division II Learfield Sports Directors’ Cups for the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 seasons, the ‘Lopes are ready to take on the Western Athletic Conference (WAC).
One of our most exciting teams to watch this year is our men’s basketball team. Led by Head Coach Dan Majerle, a former member of the Phoenix Suns, the GCU men’s basketball team promises to bring a whole new level of excitement to ‘Lope Country.
The 2013-2014 men’s basketball schedule features 12 home games as well as matchups against teams from the Pac-12, Mountain West, Conference USA, West Coast Conference, Summit League and Big Sky. The ‘Lopes season opener takes place on Nov. 1 at GCU Arena with an exhibition game against UC San Diego. Coach Majerle’s first official game as a collegiate head coach will take place on the road when the ‘Lopes match up against Loyola Marymount on Nov. 8 in San Diego, CA.
Conference play starts at home on Jan. 2 against Texas-Pan American. Nine teams comprise the WAC this season, including newcomers Chicago State, CSU Bakersfield, Missouri-Kansas City, Utah Valley and UTPA as well as Idaho, New Mexico State and Seattle.
The men’s basketball team has already shown much promise during a brief tour in Europe in August. The ‘Lopes went 4-0, playing two games in Italy and two games in Greece.
Don’t miss your chance to purchase tickets to all of the home games this season. For season tickets, check out gcuarena.com/seasontix, call us at 602-639-8999 or visit the GCU Arena box office.